U.S. Pushes Pre-Screening of Central American Migrants Amidst Raids and Deportation Plans

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Since the start of the year, the Department of Homeland Security has ramped up raids and planned deportations of immigrants from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, many who have fled from deadly drug cartels in their home countries. On Wednesday, Secretary of State John Kerry said the U.S. will let migrants from Central America apply for refugee status before they attempt to enter the U.S.


Alan Gomez, immigration reporter, USA Today

Cecillia Wang, director, ACLU Immigrants Rights Project

Mark Krikorian, executive director, Center for Immigration Studies; author of "How Obama is Transforming America Through Immigration" and "The New Case Against Immigration, Both Legal and Illegal"